Dr Oz: Beets Lower Blood Pressure & Beet Juice, Beet Popsicle Recipes

Dr Oz: Lower High Blood Pressure 10 Points With Beet Juice

Dr. Oz said blood pressure is the number one cause of aging (I thought time was the number one cause of aging but I’m not Dr. Oz), but new studies have shown there is one simple solution to lowering blood pressure: beets.

Beets are a very common vegetable that are nutritious, low in calories and have now been shown to lower blood pressure by up to 10 points. Dr. Oz said drinking beet juice could lead to a 10 percent decrease in deaths from heart disease.

Dr. Oz’s guest, Pina LoGiudice, told Dr. Oz beets have a number of beneficial properties like the ability to raise stamina and increase blood flow to the heart and brain as well as being an excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and a great detoxifier.

Dr Oz: Beets Lower Blood Pressure & Beet Juice, Beet Popsicle Recipes

Dr. Oz is all about beets after he found out beets can lower blood pressure by 10 points. His fans came up with some beet juice and beet popsicle recipes.

How Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

Dr. Oz explained around 77 million people suffer from high blood pressure and by simply drinking beet juice, we can lower that number significantly.

He explained that the beet juice works the moment it hits your tongue. The beet juice is converted into different chemicals right away and those chemicals travel to the blood vessels where they open the blood vessels wider allowing more blood to flow through.

Guidelines For Using Beets To Lower Blood Pressure

Dr. Oz had some guidelines for using beets to lower blood pressure.

  • Any type of beet will work no matter the color. 
  • Beets must be consumed raw – Dr. Oz said eating beets will lower your blood pressure but the more the beets are cooked or steamed or fermented or eaten any other way than raw, the less antihypertensive properties they have.
  • Drink one glass of pureed beat juice every day.
  • If your pee turns red, do not worry. Beet juice will do that.
  • Beets and beet roots are the same thing.

Dr. Oz said this is the first time on his show he is talking about a food that can reverse blood pressure  He said the kinds of numbers the beets are putting up against blood pressure are the types of drops they hope to see with blood pressure medications.

Dr Oz: Audience Reaction To Beet Juice

When Dr. Oz gave the beet juice out to his audience they all said the same thing. They all said the beet juice tasted like “dirt.” So, in order to get people to drink this healthy drink, Dr. Oz asked some of his fans to come up with alternative ways to make beet juice taste great.

Dr Oz Beet Juice Recipes

Check out all of Dr. Oz’s beet juice recipes below. For all of them simply toss all the ingredients in the blender and enjoy.

Dr Oz Pineapple Beet Treat Smoothie Recipe

Dr Oz Pineapple Beet Treat Smoothie Ingredients

  • 2 beets
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Dr Oz Can’t Beet It Juice Drink Recipe

Dr Oz Can’t Beet It Juice Drink Ingredients:

  • 1 cup beet juice
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup of apples
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • Agave nectar to taste

Dr Oz Purple Pick Me Up Popsicle Recipe

Dr Oz Purple Pick Me Up Popsicle Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 medium beet or a cup or beet juice
  • 1 cup fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 large lemon juiced

Dr Oz Purple Pick Me Up Popsicle Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Freeze in a popsicle tray and enjoy.

Have you ever tried beet juice? Is it really that odd tasting that someone would call it dirt? Do you have tips on making beet juice taste better? Let us know in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

  • I want to give my recipe to every body and I know you will like it.
    2 beets
    1 cup berries
    2 spoons of honey
    1/2 cup water and ice
    blend it and look at your blood pressure

     
  • natalie

    I juiced 2 medium size beetroots and added it to 1litre bottle of Welch’s grape juice. About three years ago, to raise my blood count in preparation for surgery this was recommended by a friend. My blood count went up to almost 12 in a short time, my blood pressure was within acceptable range, did not realize until now, that it was because of the beets. Tasted good, since then I have recommended it to almost anybody who has to raise their blood count, it really works.

     
  • Mary Siehr

    I would like to know if anyone knows how long a batch of beet juice will last in the Refrig. I have been juicing beets since June and my blood pressure Has dropped .

     
    • I’m glad to hear that it’s working for you! Fresh juices tend to stay fresh for just a few days, which is the tricky part, because it means you have to make juice about twice a week to keep it around all the time. What have your results been like so far?

       
  • Patrick

    I’ve been juicing beets for the past month and a half. I juice, 1 large beet or 2 small, 3 carrots, 2 apples, thumb size piece of fresh ginger. Taste awesome. I will on occasion add other fruits, veggies and even herbs like, grapes, strawberries, parsley, cilantro, pineapple, cucumbers and even garlic. Use your imagination and juice whatever you want. Word of advice though, do NOT try to juice bananas.

     
 

 

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